Moving to Walkden, Greater Manchester? What you need to know

Moving to Walkden, Greater Manchester - What you need to know
Moving to Walkden, Greater Manchester - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Walkden a nice place to live?'' You've found some estate agents and they have told you what you wanted to hear. You've read some speil by a local councillor who says that Walkden is on the up an up? Now it's time for a bit of reality. Cold hard statistics culled from the Police, the Indices of Deprivation and the latest census. Is Walkden truly a nice place to live, or are Farnworth, Kearsley and Worsley a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Walkden

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of February 2021 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Walkden. Naturally the more urban and more central areas will have a higher rate of crime, but often you can be surprised when that is not the case and that is the area you want to move to.

Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Linnyshaw 0
Little Hulton 0
Farnworth 0
New Bury 0
Stoneclough 0
Kearsley 0
Wardley 0
Moses Gate 0
Cinder Hill 0
Highfield 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Walkden. These statitics are published by the government every 2-3 years. They are a measure of how likely you are to be a victim of personal or material crime in an area, such as muggings or burglary. We've collated an average rank for all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in each ward in and around Walkden. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

Ward Average rank in England
Astley Mosley Common (Best) 16854/32845
Boothstown and Ellenbrook 15619/32845
Worsley 11986/32845
Swinton North 11278/32845
Kearsley 10090/32845
Walkden South 8853/32845
Little Hulton 5944/32845
Harper Green 5240/32845
Walkden North 2311/32845
Farnworth (Worst) 872/32845
Reader Opinion:

Farnworth used to be a nice place to live in the 60/70's

Your Health in Walkden

If you are thinking of moving to Walkden, you want to know if the place is likely to put you on a downward spiral of ill health. We've taken the healh question from the latest census to find out and how Walkden compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
Wigan 1.49% 5.7%
Salford (Walkden) 1.7% 5.87%
Bolton 1.4% 5.23%
Trafford 1.13% 4.09%

The English Indices of Deprivation also has health statistics for Walkden. They measures the risk of premature death and the impairment of quality of life through poor physical or mental health, lovely! We've collated an average rank for all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in each ward in and around Walkden. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Worsley (Best) 15547/32845
Astley Mosley Common 14637/32845
Boothstown and Ellenbrook 14424/32845
Walkden South 10555/32845
Kearsley 7158/32845
Swinton North 6753/32845
Harper Green 6018/32845
Walkden North 4187/32845
Farnworth 2838/32845
Little Hulton (Worst) 1941/32845
Reader Opinion:

I fear for the future of Farnworth

Deprivation in Walkden

Using the English Indices of Deprivation statistics, we've collated the average Index of Multiple Deprivation rank of all the LSOAs in the wards in and around Walkden. In layman's terms, this is how rough the ward is based on mutiple measures of deprivation including; employment, income, health, crime, housing and outside space.

Ward Average rank in England
Boothstown and Ellenbrook (Best) 25530/32845
Worsley 23744/32845
Astley Mosley Common 20381/32845
Walkden South 16703/32845
Kearsley 10957/32845
Swinton North 10585/32845
Harper Green 5926/32845
Walkden North 4313/32845
Farnworth 2639/32845
Little Hulton (Worst) 2546/32845

Average rent in Walkden

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Walkden are dated September 2021. They are split into three figures, the lower quartile, mean and upper quartile. If you recieve housing benefit or the housing benefit section of Universal Credit, the lower quartile is at the top limit of what would be affordable. The mean is the average you'd expect to pay for a rental property and the upper quartile is the average rental cost of the most expensive 25% of properties in Walkden.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Walkden

If you are thinking of moving to Walkden, you'll want to know how much you can earn in a job in the town. The government publish regular statistics on gross weekly pay and pay per hour.


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